We have quite a special meeting for you this month. International speaker Bart Fried, founder of the Antique Telescope Society will give us a fascinating presentation about a mysterious lens with a large hole in it. If you love a great mystery, this is one meeting you’ll want to attend! We also have a door prize. Anyone attending in-person will receive a ticket to win a copy of The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield.
1. Sudbury RASC President Address – Alan Ward
2. Bart Fried – Who Put the Hole in That Telescope?
3. Break – (10min)
4. Show & Tell (10min)
5. Closing Comments/News/Open Forum/Starlight Lounge
About the Speaker, Bart Fried:
Founder and past President, Antique Telescope Society, and moderator of the ATS Forum. He is the recipient of the ATS Isaac Newton Medal for meritorious service to the Society. As a recognized authority on the history of the telescope, he has lectured for several decades around the U.S., the U.K., Ireland and Canada. His field of concentrated research is the life and work of Dr. John Alfred Brashear. Over 30 published articles can be found in Sky & Telescope magazine; the Journal of the Antique Telescope Society; Eyepiece newsletter of the Amateur Astronomers Association and other journals and publications. Bart is also the Executive Vice-President of Amateur Astronomers Association, Inc, the largest individual astronomical association in the U.S. with ~600 members.
Join us as he tells us a tale about a mystery involving precision timekeeping, a large center hole in a Brashear lens, and Variations in Latitude.
Meeting Link: Please use this link if attending via Zoom. The link will be different every month!
Note about Parking at Science North if attending in person:
Stop at the booth, Press the Button, Take the Ticket. The gate lifts. Proceed, and you will not be charged to get out. The ticket makes a handy bookmark!